The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

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Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. According to Western observers--from Dutch colonial administrators and orientalist scholars to modern anthropologists such as the late Clifford Geertz--Indonesia's peaceful interpretation of Islam has been perpetually under threat from outside by more violent, intolerant Islamic traditions that were originally imposed by… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 08, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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